2011 Year-Ender: Supporting Female Character

Sixth in line: Supporting Female Character nominations for 2011. Vote Away~


How long can a three day vacation be? I mean, c’mon, were you expecting me to be back so soon but I somehow am and joining in with the team to look over the year-ender nominations. For the category, these are the under appreciated females who don’t get up to par yet are very important for the plot. Enjoy our meanderings to highlight these animu females.
Me, in the female section? And supporting even? What is this, the world must be ending! I barely glance at them when it comes to female characters! Don’t worry, I do take notice of some female characters in anime. They are the chosen ones who managed to perk my interest. And hey, female supporting characters are pretty important too. Anime would be dull with main characters only.
Ah, the female support category. While the main girls are enjoying the lights and the fame, there are so many great gems of female support characters, one that I’d even go as far to call my #1 character of the year.
Much like the guys out there the girls also require their own side kick characters, maybe you need a moe girl to throw the guys off of you? Maybe you need a skilled fighter to back you up in the heat of battle!? Either way you decide to go every girl needs a strong partner or a adorable side kick to make their lives easier.
Hope everyone had a good New Years. So we are continuing on with the Year-Ender event after some good R&R from the holidays. Up to bat is Supporting Female Characters. Wow, there’s a lot to choose from and a lot that probably went by unnoticed. I had to drag in some other Meta members for this one to give these supporting female characters the spotlight that they deserve.

As an update, so far the following Year-Ender posts are out and voting is still open:

The list is in no particular order. So check out these supporting chicks and vote for the best~!


[ 01 ] [ Hasegawa Kobato ] Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai

Ku ku ku! These words quickly became a new catchphrase for any fan of Kobato. To add some extra wow to this character they went and gave her a cute voice supplied by the one and only Kana Hanazawa! Kobato enjoys cosplaying as her favorite vampire girl, and she will fight anyone who tries to take Kodaka from her. You can always find Kobato battling Maria weekly to keep her away from her An-chan. However, if you throw Sena into things you can expect to find Kobato hiding behind her brother using him as a shield just to get away from Sena’s touch.


VA [ Hanazawa Kana ]
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[ 02 ] [ Nichi Keito ] Star Driver

Ah, love. You can do anything for the sake of love. Keito here is a living proof of the first statement. From stripping at night to trying to destroy the world, all for the sake of Sugata. I’ll admit, the attention she gives Sugata is a little bit extreme. But hey, her dedication is definitely a plus. And she saved a main character too! Just give her the title Savior of the Year already!


VAKoshimizu Ami ]
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[ 03 ] [ Nagatsuki Sanae ] Shinryaku!? Ika Musume

Where would we be without the over the top character Sanae to “hunt” her favorite prey? Her cute little Ika Musume! All Sanae wants out of her unique life is to tightly hug her squid girl all day and do a few other things with her. Whenever Sanae is around she has one thing on her mind; however, every time she tries to get Ika, she runs away or beats Sanae down with her powerful tentacles. Then again Sanae has a huge M side to her because deep down she really enjoys getting a beat down from the tentacles by Ika.


VA [ Itou Kanae ]
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[ 04 ] [ Haqua du Lot Herminium ] Kami Nomi zo Shiru Sekai II

With Elsie and Keima trudging along catching souls, Haqua was a very welcome addition to the cast as a girl the was held in high regard, but actually was very bad at catching souls. Her bit of time was Keima was nice, and she also was a great catalyst for making Elsie a better character, imo.


VA [ Hayami Saori ]


[ 05 ] [ Kamiki Izumo ] Ao no Exorcist

Purple twin tails: check, tsundere attitude: check and thigh high socks: check. Right there you have three things every series needs rolled into one character! Izumo is a strange girl when we first get the chance to meet her as she comes off as a complete bitch especially towards Shiemi, but after all the drama and the battles she changes into a better and less bitchy girl.


VA [ Kitamura Eri ]
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[ 06 ] [ Kurumizawa Ume ] Kimi ni Todoke 2

She is the perfect representation of us female students in high school. It’s such a wonder how she did not break down and succumb to depression like most female high school students. From peer pressure to fashion, she was flawless at managing them. What can you ask more from her? She’s great the way she is. She has a fabulous sense of fashion too.


VA [ Hirano Aya ]


[ 07 ] [ Takami Minatsuki ] Deadman Wonderland

At first glance you would think Minatsuki was the usual sweet moe girl. If you base that off her looks alone you would be correct. Until she opens her mouth and suddenly you hear the mouth of a sailor! She will call you everything dirty and nasty in the book. If she doesn’t kill you with her words, she will definitely kill you with her bloody hair in a heartbeat.


VA [ Nomizu Iori ]
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[ 08 ] [ Sayaka/Mami/Sakura ] Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

Mami, oh she’s a really nice Mahou Shoujou and by far I’m sure everyone loves her guns… rifles. This girl kicked butt against those monsters and she cares more for others than herself. Sakura is awesome for those tsundere moe lovers, she’s got her own agendas but once you have her on your side, she’s got your back. Sayaka is the best friend type, caring for others and she sacrifices her normal life for her… crush.. I mean to heal his hand.


VA [ Kitamura Eri ] VA [ Mizhashi Kaori ] 

VA [ Nonaka Ai ]



[ 09 ] [ Natsume Masako ] Mawaru Penguindrum

The first thing I ever noticed when I saw Masako was that drill hair of hers which looked amazing to me. Besides her fantastic hair, she always has that one line that makes her stand out: “Gosh, I must crush them soon.” This character also has a huge secret connection to one of the main guys, but you need to watch the series for yourself to find out.


VA [ Horie Yui ]
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[ 10 ] [ Satou Jennifer ] [C]: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control

I wasn’t sure what to think of [C] after 2 episodes, but when episode 3 was told thru a narrative from Jennifer’s perspective as an agent investigating the Financial District is when I started to take more interest in the world the series had built. Her english isn’t anywhere near as good as her superior, but her helping pushing Yoga toward the end was key for him.


VA [ Asano Mayumi ]
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[ 11 ] [ Tooru Taki ] Natsume Yuujinchou San

Our bishoujo in Natsume Yuujinchou who also happens to have a little of youkai talent, Taki’s world was changed in a good way when Natsume helped her solve her first youkai problem. Her silent understanding of Natsume’s situation and personality proves that she is a good friend that Natsume need, making her worth it to be nominated.


VA [ Satou Rina ]


[ 12 ] [ Sakamachi Kureha ] Mayo Chiki

Everyone needs a cute little sister character! Kureha is one of those cute siblings but with a very aggressive side to her. I would avoid this girl at all costs, unless you like having to wrestle her every day! Just make sure you do not forget her birthday…or you will suffer too much.


VA [ Hanazawa Kana ]
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[ 13 ] [ Misaka Mikoto ] Toaru Majutsu no Index II

Most people are familiar with Misaka as a main in Railgun! But she is a more of a side character in the Index universe. Season two puts some more focus on the whole Touma x Misaka relationship. Near the end Misaka joined forces with Touma as she helped deal with a new threat to academy city. Unknown to her, she was helping out Accelerator too.


VA [ Hanazawa Kana ]
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[ 14 ] [ Hisau Maiya ] Fate/Zero

The best support you can get when you need someone to watch your back in the world of mages and servants. Maiya may not be a mage, but she sure knows how to use a gun and that knife. Yeah she gets her but kicked by Kirei, but still she can hold her own pretty well. This girl was trained to be a soldier, she’s a professional cold assassin and works under the best.


VA [ Tsunematsu Ayumi ]


[ 15 ] [ Oikawa “Yuki Onna” Tsurara ] Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou

Sometimes I think that Rikuo won’t be that awesome without her. I love how she’s a part of Rikuo’s life even when he was a toddler. Babysitter, bodyguard, maid, WEAPON – she’s basically everything, just for Rikuo. Her unwavering loyalty for him is something that I admire and if you’ve read the manga, did you read her declaration to Kana? DAMN!


VA [ Horie Yui ]
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[ 16 ] [ Kiryuu Moeka ] Steins;Gate

Moeka the FB obsessed girl! Seriously her cell phone was like crack to this girl always addicted to it. Without spoiling to much on her back story lets just say she looks really great in leather…


VA [ Gotou Saori ]
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[ 17 ] [ Blue Rose ] Tiger & Bunny

When you see her as a babealicious hero in the beginning, you probably didn’t think she’d be an innocent 16-year old girl, right? She was a cool hero with one of, if not the lamest catchphrase, but her crush on Kotetsu was very adoring of her character.


VA [ Kotobuki Minako ]
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[ 18 ] [ Makina “Chief” ] Deadman Wonderland

Makina is not afraid to kick some serious ass in the prison, and she has a unique nickname more for her bust line or G-Cups… Yeah those things will get you killed if you stare at them. But I known her for her tough as nails attitude as she does not take crap from anyone. In the manga she does some secret behind the scenes stuff to backstab a few of the higher ups. So do not cross her unless you want a quick death sentence.


VA [ Honda Takako ]


[ 19 ] [ Oginome Ringo ] Mawaru Penguindrum

At the beginning of Penguindrum, it almost felt like it was the Ringo Oginome show with how much focus the story of her and her diary had. When Ringo was a diary-following freak, she was fascinating to watch as she did what she could to rationalize the events of her diary. When she lost the diary, her character went through this really unique transformation from being the show’s craziest girl to the most human and caring. Ringo may not only be my favorite support character, but maybe my favorite overall of 2011.


VA [ Miyake Marie ]
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Honorable Mentions: Show ▼


As mentioned in previous posts, the characters that these animes were chosen from are featured in the Winter ’11 to Fall ’11 anime series. This does not include animes that will continue on into the Winter ’12 season that are 20+ episodes. As well, don’t forget to check out the other Year-Ender posts and vote for the best~!

You may select 7 characters. So vote for the best Female Supporting Characters of 2011.

2011 Year-Ender Fan Favorites: Supporting Female Character (Select 7)

  • Hasegawa Kobato from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Suku (4%, 69 Votes)
  • Nichi Keito from Star Driver (3%, 49 Votes)
  • Nagatsuki Sanae from Shinryaku!? Ika Musume (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Haqua du Lot Herminium from Kami Nomi II (5%, 75 Votes)
  • Kamiki Izumo from Ao no Exorcist (6%, 86 Votes)
  • Kurumizawa Ume from Kimi ni Todoke 2 (6%, 93 Votes)
  • Takami Minatsuki from Deadman Wonderland (3%, 46 Votes)
  • Sayaka/Mami/Sakura from Madoka★Magica (11%, 166 Votes)
  • Natsume Masako from Mawaru Penguindrum (8%, 121 Votes)
  • Satou Jennifer from [C] (3%, 52 Votes)
  • Tooru Taki from Natsume Yuujinchou San (6%, 100 Votes)
  • Sakamachi Kureha from Mayo Chiki (2%, 30 Votes)
  • Misaka Mikoto from Toaru Majutsu no Index II (7%, 105 Votes)
  • Hisau Maiya from Fate/Zero (4%, 61 Votes)
  • Yuki Onna from Nurarihyon no Mago: Sennen Makyou (5%, 73 Votes)
  • Kiryuu Moeka from Steins;Gate (6%, 95 Votes)
  • Blue Rose from Tiger & Bunny (5%, 84 Votes)
  • Makina "Chief" from Deadman Wonderland (3%, 54 Votes)
  • Oginome Ringo from Mawaru Penguindrum (11%, 171 Votes)

Total Votes: 1,560

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32 Responses to “2011 Year-Ender: Supporting Female Character”

  1. Yvoon says:

    Well, since i haven’t been able to watch half these shows, i’ll just go with the hot ones….THEY’RE ALL HOT!! OTL…

  2. skylion says:

    You stacked the deck with more than half the cast of Madoka in one slot. Nice touch, seeing as other sites were content to give them the Battle Royal treatment.

    Kobato needs more love folks. This is not a request.

    And when the time comes, I hope you don’t stick Tsugumi from Guilty Crown in this “support” category. We all know she is the main character.

  3. BlackBriar says:

    Nice list of candidates, Team Meta. Here’s my favorites for supporting female character:

    Hasegawa Kobato: She’s front and center for me for obvious reasons. Having Maria as her antagonist for her brother’s love and Sena as her lolicon stalker just makes her a lot more adorable. She needs a lot more love, people!!

    Kamiki Izumo: Izumo tends to be annoying and unbearably tsundere 95% of the time, but she does have her good points every now and again.

    Takami Minatsuki: Yandere sister alert!!! This girl may act sweet and innocent but this reserved and quiet personality is just a ruse that she uses to make those around her feel secure and to mask her true nature, that of a sadistic psychopath so twisted that she becomes sexually aroused by witnessing others suffering. I would welcome someone like her as my little sister but there would be the constant threat of her trying to stab me in my sleep.

    Satou Jennifer: Uninteresting at first but she came along nicely.

    Sakamachi Kureha: Awesome sister candidate: Cute, moe and loving. Despite using her brother as a wrestling dummy every morning, Kureha is great.

    Misaka Mikoto: Misaka is more than worthy of everyone’s praise. It was right she had her own show. There should be another season. And her Railgun, don’t let it hit you where nature split you.

    Yuki Onna: A loveable and loyal Ice demon. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone that faithful to the main character that she’s in every aspect of his life, whether it’s being a Babysitter, bodyguard, maid or a WEAPON . She’s a winner.

    On a side note: Even in this contest, we’ve been hit with double doses of the Hanazawa virus. LOL.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Lots of Metanorn team work went into this <3

      Yay!! Kobato! You are so right with Maria always around and Sena after her she deals with a lot...But she gets along perfectly with Yozora, seems odd! But I love those Ku Ku Ku moments.

      Kureha! She is a complete 360 of Kobato..and both have K names and are little sisters? I think Kana Hanazawa might have a soft spot for those roles? But seriously Kureha is cute and dangerous xD

      I couldn't leave out every ones favorite railgun! Even thou I always see her as a main character, in Index she takes a backseat sadly I want to see her fight some magic users... Agreed bring on another Railgun <3

      LOLOL yes! We are now infected with the omega Hanazawa virus....side effects include maximum HNGGGGGGGGGGGGG

  4. Jrow says:

    *waves flag with apple on it*
    Let’s go Ringo!

    Also voted for Masako, the Madoka trio, Jennifer, Moeka, Makina and Blue Rose.

  5. kluxorious says:

    why am I not surprised to see Madoka’s girls leading the way?

    I picked Misaka though.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yep everyone and their brother loves the Madoka girls ahaha

      Woooo! You are awesome <3 for Misaka

  6. obladi05 says:

    Haqua 100%! Everytime she shows up and interacts with Keima, I can’t help but laughing a lot! Her character is my fav from Kami nomi. Plus I think Saori Hayami is a seiyuu with lots of potential

    • Foshizzel says:

      Good choice! I have to high five Jrow for catching that character I almost forgot about that series…she is a lot of fun to watch ;D

  7. Renn says:

    Put in my votes for the Madoka girls and Ringo. I voted for a few more, but I didn’t love them the way I loved these four.

    I can’t think of any you may have missed… Maybe Kazamori from Un-Go, but that’s more of a thing than a she. Great list, guys. 🙂

    • Foshizzel says:

      Nice! Great choices right there and thanks! We could not have done it without everyone throwing in their favorites, oh we have a special list with her we did not forget <3

    • skylion says:

      …that’s not a nice thing to say about her. She went thru all that trouble to wear that darling little white dress…

  8. skylion says:

    More Honorable Mentions:

    Moan from Tamayura ~Hitotose~ Our sweet little whistling storyteller. Several of her still frames would be priceless.

    Alice from Ikoku Meiro (sure I am not spelling that right). Japanese fascination, aristocratic attitude, but a sweat personality underneath.

    And Saving the Best for Last:

    Rika Shimura from Tomadachi. Fosh, I canna believe you let her get left from the list.


    • Foshizzel says:

      True we did miss a few shows, but I think most of us picked things we watched or at least tried to..

      Yeah I wanted Rika on this list but I think I saved her for a more perverted list haha stay tuned! ;D

      • skylion says:

        ….oh yes, there will be a perverted list….it will be perverted and it will be a list…..and this is goooooood….

  9. Bob from Accounting says:

    Sayaka is a supporting character now? Wut? She’s practically the protagonist for half the series.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Well if you want to think about it technically all of the madoka girls are “main roles” but yeah we tried to get the best of the best 😉

  10. Overcooled says:


  11. Amutofan123 says:

    Come on Madoka girls!!! I believe in you!!! You can win this!!

  12. skylion says:

    Kobato has 55 votes as I type this. This is unacceptable. There will be a storm of blood, a torrent of visceral night will fall up all of you. ::ku ku ku::

  13. Gecko says:


    That is all.

    • skylion says:

      Ringo was awesome with a capital “awe”. But, this is Kobato we’re talkin’ about here. Clearly she is the best.

  14. skylion says:

    I see that one more person has voted for the Almighty Reisis V. Felicity Sumagari, known in her Earthly form as Kobato. This pleases us. You shall be spared the coming darkness. ::ku ku ku::

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  17. The_Magus_Killer says:

    Sir, you got one wrong info here. Maiya IS a (not-so-proficient) mage (it’s just not explicitly stated in the Fate/Zero anime), since she she was able to create and control familiars that did some spying on the Kotomine Church of Fuyuki City.

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